A transformative journey in a safe environment that guides couples to create satisfying and long-lasting relationships using practical tools and strategies. You’ll explore how to:
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Craving Connection? Thirsty for your spouse’s affection and attention?
Sign Up for a Couples Therapy Workshop hosted in person in Guancaste, Costa Rica on February 2-6, 2022!
Our signature "Getting the Love You Want Marriage Workshop" is a couples retreat featuring imago relationship therapy. Learn how to communicate better, hear each other clearly, without blame or shame. You'll build your skills as a couple using the imago dialogue technique in a group setting.
From stale and stagnant to OMG now I remember why I fell in love with you…
From stupid tiffs and arguments to I am so much more self-aware and conscious about what parts of myself are lost…
From doubt and uncertainty about my choices to the confidence that you married no better helpmate than your partner…
You don’t want to miss out on your chance to finally get the love you want, get the love you need.
It’s Time to Quench Your Thirst and Finally Get the Love You Want…
Imago Workshops (aka Getting the Love You Want) is Marriage Retreats like no other!
The Getting the Love you Want Weekend Marriage workshop saves marriages. Tens of thousands of couples worldwide have attended the Imago Weekend Marriage Workshops for couples.
It is called “Getting the Love You Want” because it is closely based on the best seller of the same name by Harville Hendrix, PhD, who personally developed this workshop over a 16 year period.
Through exercises that you will share with your partner, you will explore some of your emotional histories, and learn how that influences both the reason you chose your partner and also the reason that you may both be drawn either now or later into a power-struggle.
In Imago therapy, we say that the Imago Workshop is likened to 6 months of marriage counseling due to the deepening work that is done over the weekend.
It is the quickest jumpstart to your marriage, especially if your relationship has been in a negative place.
Imago views the power struggles that occur in relationships as a natural part of love, and also a great opportunity to deepen your love and make the relationship more satisfying.
Within your disagreements with your partner lie important clues about how you can learn to transform your love into something even richer, as long as you can discuss these issues in a way that feels comfortable and positive. That’s why during the workshop we teach you how to use the Imago Dialogue.
This is a powerful approach to exploring deep emotional issues and restoring lost connection.
We will ask for volunteer couples that can be coached in front of the class through demonstrations, and then give you plenty of time to practice and apply the dialogue to the insights you develop throughout the workshop. There’s always help close by if you get stuck!
Sometimes we hear from couples who are concerned about revealing personal information to others. That’s why we set the workshop up so that if you wish you can do all your personal work privately with your partner, and just share with the group if you wish.
(If you still feel like you’d prefer a private marriage retreat- you can visit this link: http://themarriagerestorationproject.com/marriage-intensives
We’ve also learned over the years that one of the most inspiring elements of the workshop is to see other couples going through the Imago processes during the demonstration and to hear their stories.
By the end of the workshop, most couples leave feeling far more positive about their relationship, and the workshop closes with finding ways to make sure your life is full of caring and romance.
The Getting the Love You Want Marriage Retreat is for you if you want to:
Finally Become Deeply Heard by your spouse through a process that feels truly safe
Renew a relationship that is getting stale
Gain clarity on whether you should stay together or go
Understand why you ended up together-what relationship patterns exist for you and how to create healthier ones
Resolve old childhood “stuff” that is getting in your way of being a great partner and parent
Unburden yourself from the Emotional Baggage that you bring to the relationship by breaking free of old relationship patterns
Transform the way you feel and react to your spouse by shedding those aggravating triggers that your spouse seems to provoke in you
Comfortably talk safely about any issue in your relationship and remain connected
Finally, feel loved (maybe even for the first time ever!) by discovering your personal love language and living it out to the fullest
Accelerate positive behavioral changes in your spouse in ways you never thought of before
Achieve your relationship goals through a done-for-you plan
Satisfy your needs for physical and emotional connection
Learn how to ask for what you want and get the love you want instead of being a victim
Remove negativity, retaliation, reactivity, anger, and blame through our formula for detoxing your marriage
Heal the crushing effects of infidelity and make amends
Infuse New Energy and Love into your relationship
Establish new rituals for re-romanticizing your relationship
Shift the negative energy in 5 minutes or less!
About Dr. Ben Cohen, your workshop presenter:
Dr. Ben Cohen
February 2-6, 2022 Workshop Presenter
Ben is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years experience in the field of couples counseling, marriage therapy, and psychotherapy. He has been in private practice in Boulder and Denver for over 20 years, specializing in helping individuals and couples enhance their lives and relationships. Ben received his certification in Imago Relationship Therapy in 1994, and has presented over 100 Couples’ workshops in Denver and Boulder, beginning in 2002. He has extensive experience teaching and training other therapists, including 10 years as adjunct faculty at The Naropa University, and Training Director at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ben is a Certified Imago Instructor, and former Co-Dean of the Faculty of Imago Relationships International. Ben is known for the passion, sensitivity, warmth, and humor that he shares with his clients and trainees.